CARB Fines Ford Nearly $3 Million for Non Compliance

CARB Fines Ford Nearly $3 Million for Non Compliance
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Ford has agreed to pay nearly $3 million in fines for violating air-quality laws. According to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) this penalty relates to the sale of vehicles in the Golden State with non-compliant on-board diagnostics (OBD) systems . Continue Reading...

Dual-Clutch Transmission On New Fiesta Has Issues, Ford Is Trying To Fix The Issue Quietly

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Dual-Clutch Transmission On New Fiesta Has Issues, Ford Is Trying To Fix The Issue Quietly
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The new Ford Fiesta has been well received by both the members of the press and the buying public. However, some who have spent their hard earned on a new Fiesta aren’t exactly having the time of their lives. According to reports, some Fiesta owners have been complaining about the dual-clutch automatic transmission. The so-called… Continue Reading...

Ford Announces SYNC AppLink Upgrade, Allowing Voice Control of Your iPhone

Ford Announces SYNC AppLink Upgrade, Allowing Voice Control of Your iPhone
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If you are the owner of an Apple iPhone and a Ford vehicle equipped with the SYNC system, you may have noticed that your phone and your car don’t like talking to each other. That’s probably due to the fact that the SYNC system was developed by Microsoft, and since Bill Gates is not exactly… Continue Reading...

Ford Launches Fiesta iPad App

Ford Launches Fiesta iPad App
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Ford has launched an iPad app focused (no pun intended) on the 2011 Fiesta subcompact. The app is intended to act as a brochure for the car, as a way of taking advantage of the multimedia features of Apple’s tablet computer. With manufacturers increasingly going to electronic brochures, the iPad app is a novel way… Continue Reading...

Ford Fiesta Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

Ford Fiesta Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Award
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Great news for Ford – the 2011 Fiesta earned a 2010 Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This marks the first time a mini-car has picked up an award since the introduction of a new roof strength test. And if that was reason enough to celebrate, this nod also makes… Continue Reading...

Meet AJ: the Ford Fiesta that Can Tweet

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Meet AJ: the Ford Fiesta that Can Tweet
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Recently Ford engineers drove a modified Fiesta concept car from Ann Arbor, Mich., to San Mateo, Calif., as part of a new technology experiment. Along the journey it was the Fiesta, and not the folks inside it, Tweeting about the trip. Equipped with software called the “Auto”matic Blog, the Fiesta (named AJ) was able to… Continue Reading...

Ford Announces Fiesta Body Kits and Accessories

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Ford Announces Fiesta Body Kits and Accessories
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Ford is making a major push in marketing their Fiesta to the trendy, hip youth market of tomorrow…or today’s automotive enthusiasts. From teaming up with Ken Block to custom commercials on American Idol, to the impressive Fiesta Movement social marketing phenomenon, Ford seems to have a lot of bases covered. Their emphasis has been on… Continue Reading...

Ford Fiesta Officially Gets 40-MPG Highway, 29-MPG City

Ford Fiesta Officially Gets 40-MPG Highway, 29-MPG City
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Ford has just received the official EPA fuel economy rating for its new Fiesta sub-compact, with a 29/40 mpg (city/highway) with the dual-clutch six-speed automatic. This makes the Fiesta a class-leader in fuel economy in the sub-compact segment, beating out the Fit by 5-mpg and the Yaris by 4-mpg on the highway. The Fiesta with… Continue Reading...

Ford Begins Production of Dual-Clutch Six-Speed PowerShift Transmission for Fiesta

Ford Begins Production of Dual-Clutch Six-Speed PowerShift Transmission for Fiesta
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Ford is excited to announce the start of production for its new six-speed PowerShift dual clutch transmission, set to appear in the new Fiesta, is now underway. “Who cares,” you’re most likely thinking. Well, this little transmission is actually quite a big deal for several reasons, like fuel economy and performance. The dual clutch system… Continue Reading...

LA 2009: U.S.-Spec Ford Fiesta Officialy Debuts in Los Angeles With Most of its Euro-Spec Goodies Intact

LA 2009: U.S.-Spec Ford Fiesta Officialy Debuts in Los Angeles With Most of its Euro-Spec Goodies Intact
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Ford Motor Company has just officially introduced North America to the Fiesta sub-compact, bringing the popular European hatchback model to the United States and Canada. In addition, Ford has built and introduced a sedan version of the car – designed and built specifically for the North American marketplace. The Fiesta marks Ford’s return to the… Continue Reading...

LA 2009: 2011 Ford Fiesta Hatchback Arrives in North America… Finally

LA 2009: 2011 Ford Fiesta Hatchback Arrives in North America… Finally
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Ford has just officially revealed the North American market version of the Fiesta hatchback, its widely popular and successful model currently on sale in Europe. Debuting alongside the hatch, is an all-new Fiesta sedan, designed specifically for North America. The Fiesta marks Ford’s return to the sub-compact segment for the first time in over a… Continue Reading...

LA Preview: A First Look at Ford’s U.S.-Spec Fiesta

LA Preview: A First Look at Ford’s U.S.-Spec Fiesta
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Just a day before Ford will officially take the wraps off the U.S.-Spec version of the new Fiesta, a few CGI images of the car have shown up on the automaker’s website. Along with the hatchback version we also get our first look at the sedan, which was built specifically for the North American market…. Continue Reading...

Report: 2011 Ford Fiesta to Debut at L.A. Auto Show in December

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Ford has announced that the 2011 Fiesta will officially debut at the L.A. Auto Show this December. While no official details have been released, expect it to be quite similar to the European versions. Both a hatchback and a sedan model will be offered. We recently tested a European-spec version of the Fiesta and we… Continue Reading...

Fast Impressions: Ford Fiesta Euro-Spec Test Drive

Fast Impressions: Ford Fiesta Euro-Spec Test Drive
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With Ford getting ready to launch the Fiesta sub-compact in North America, the big American automaker decided to bring over a few of the European-spec models to give the media an idea of what to expect. Competing against cars like the Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, Chevy Aveo and Hyundai Accent, Ford arranged for… Continue Reading...

Turbocharged Ford Fiesta: Marketing Hype or EcoBoost Reality?

Turbocharged Ford Fiesta: Marketing Hype or EcoBoost Reality?
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Ford recently launched a new website dedicated to the 2011 Fiesta (due out in early 2010) and the option sheet lists a turbocharger kit! Don’t get too excited, however, as the site is aimed at gauging consumer interest and isn’t necessarily a list of the options Ford will offer. Most likely the automaker just wants… Continue Reading...